Pedestrians walking the streets of Las Vegas should be even more cautious than normal, as a new national study lists the city as one of the 15 most dangerous cities for walkers. While Sin City isn’t the worst place to cross the street, it still produces more pedestrian deaths than a majority of the nation.

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Las Vegas was named by Dangerous By Design as the 13th most dangerous metro area to walk, with an average of 1.85 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people. The study also includes a pedestrian danger index, which calculates the likelihood that a person walking will be hit and killed by an oncoming driver. Las Vegas was found to have a pedestrian danger index of 102.67, which pales in comparison to the top city on the list. Orlando was donned the most dangerous city for pedestrians, with 2.75 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people and a pedestrian danger index of 244.28.

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Sin City fared even worse in the study’s list of cities ranked by percentage of pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents. With over 20% of traffic deaths involving pedestrians, Las Vegas was listed as the 9th most dangerous metro area. New York/New Jersey was named the most dangerous American metropolitan area, with over 32% of traffic deaths involving pedestrians.

While Las Vegas isn’t the worst city for pedestrians, it certainly isn’t the safest place to roam the streets. If you have been involved in an accident and are in need of a personal injury attorney, give us a call today at (702) 522-7707.

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